Australian violinist Alexandra Osborne made her solo debut at the Sydney Opera House at only eight years of age. She has since appeared in concert with all of the major Australian orchestras, the Auckland Philharmonia, the SBS Radio & Television Orchestra (of which she was also Concertmaster), the University of Melbourne Symphony, and the South Bend Symphony, with whom she made her US solo debut in 2004. Ms. Osborne was appointed to The National Symphony Orchestra by Christoph Eschenbach as the youngest member of the violin section in 2009. Prior to this, she performed as a regular substitute with The Philadelphia Orchestra, including invitations for the 2006 Florida/Puerto Rico tour, and on its own chamber music series in Philadelphia. She has also performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Philly Pops and the Delaware Symphony.
A gold medalist of the 1999 Symphony Australia Young Performers Award, considered Australia’s largest and most grueling instrumental competition, Ms. Osborne is a laureate of the 2001 Michael Hill International Violin Competition and has been awarded 1st prizes in the Gisborne (New Zealand) International and the Australian National Concerto Competitions.
An active chamber musician, she has appeared at the Taos, Pan Pacific, Kneisel Hall and Sarasota Music Festivals, and was named a feature artist in the January 2007 Symphony magazine. She also appears regularly with the Jupiter Chamber Players in New York City, and has given numerous performances as part of both the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts Composition programs, premiering several chamber music works in the Philadelphia region
Ms. Osborne has performed for numerous international artists including Yehudi Menuhin, Pinchas Zukerman, Midori, Christian Tetzlaff, James Buswell, and Erich Gruenberg. In 2009, she collaborated with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for the Alice Tully Hall’s highly acclaimed Opening Night concert and performed the Mendelssohn Octet at Lincoln Center with members of the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Osborne enthusiastically supports and performs as a member of MusicAlive!, a non-profit organization exposing classical music to hundreds of children and adults throughout the east coast by means of community outreach.
Hailing from Sydney and a non-musician family, Ms. Osborne moved to the USA in 2001. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Pamela Frank, Aaron Rosand, Joseph Silverstein, and members of the Guarneri Quartet. She earned a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School studying with Ronald Copes of The Juilliard Quartet. This past summer she performed as Assistant Concertmaster at the Colorado Music Festival.